Samsung announced its new flagship compact system camera, model NX30, offering faster performance and more features over the NX20. The new camera’s advanced 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor provides professional quality imaging, while Samsung’s NX AF System II ensures fast and accurate auto focusing. An exceptionally fast 1/8000 sec Shutter Speed and the 9 frame per seconds (FPS) Continuous Shooting function offer further shooting versatility.
With a Tiltable Electronic Viewfinder (XGA, 2,359K-dot resolution), the NX30 makes it easier than ever to discover a new perspective. Whether crowds are obstructing the shot or a more creative angle is desired, the 80 degree tilt means that different viewpoints are simple to achieve. With the ability to move from side to side up to 180 degrees, and upward and downward up to 270 degrees, the NX30’s 76.7mm (3.0-inch) Super AMOLED Swivel and Touch Displayoffers flexible angles which are especially useful for self-shooting, whether for stills or video capture.
Building on the successes of Samsung’s market leading SMART CAMERA technology, the NX30’s NFC and Wi-Ficapabilities offer the next-generation of connectivity, making it is easier than ever to take advantage of a host of intuitive sharing features. The ‘Tag & Go’ function lets users tap and share memories instantly and easily, pairing the NX30 with NFC enabled smartphones and tablets.
The Photo Beam feature allows the transfer an image or video to a smartphone or tablet by simply touching the two devices together with no other configuration needed. MobileLink lets users select multiple images to send to four distinct smart devices at one time – everyone can treasure photos, without the need to take repetitive shots on each individual device.
AutoShare automatically sends every photo you take instantly to your smartphone or tablet and the Remote Viewfinder Pro function enables several control of the NX30 from a smartphone, allowing the user to zoom and snap shots remotely yet still have full visibility of the scene, opening up new photographic possibilities. Manual settings can still be accessed, including shutter speed and aperture, so that photographers can retain camera control yet have another option as to how they want to frame their shot.
Dropbox, the popular web storage service is pre-loaded on the NX30 in selected regions – making it the first camera-specific device to offer direct-to-Dropbox uploading. Additionally, users of the NX30, in select regions, can upload directly to Flickr, the full resolution photo sharing site – another first in a camera-specific device. Using the advanced connected features of the NX30, images can be uploaded automatically so that snap happy photographers will not need to be concerned with filling up their
The NX30 includes the sophisticated next-generation DRIMeIV Image Processor and a powerful DSP imaging engine that brings an unmatched shooting experience and Full HD 1080/60p movie capabilities. The high light sensitivity of the NX30, with a range from ISO100-25600, produces stunning images even in low light conditions and with OIS Duo technology, steady shots for better movie recording are guaranteed, even while on the move. The innovative technology provided by the DRIMeIV Image Processor also enables the 3D capture of scenes and subjects via the Samsung 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens, letting memories live on through lifelike 3D images and videos displayed on compatible 3D devices. The introduction ofOLED Color to the NX30 records the ultimate contrast and real colors, to make it possible for you capture landscapes that are rich and portraits with natural tones.<
Advanced video features make the NX30 the ideal solution for movie makers searching for a compact yet high performing camera. In addition to Full HD Video Stereo Recording, the NX30 supports a standard 3.5mm microphone input for high quality audio capture while shooting movies. The Audio Level Meter appears on the display so you can continuously monitor the input level status while recording. In addition, the input level can be manually adjusted to ensure optimal audio quality. Moreover the NX30 is also perfect for advanced video enthusiasts because of its HDMI live streaming with Full HD 30p output that makes it easy to connect with a large screen, recorder, and other HDMI devices.
Intuitive design is a central feature of the NX30. Two dedicated Custom Modes can be accessed on the mode dial, so that preferred camera settings can be retrieved quickly, while ten additional custom sets can be stored on the camera. The separate drive dial also provides instant access to a selection of popular modes, including continuous shooting, bracketing and self timer. It is therefore fast and simple to select the ideal settings for a shot, meaning that there is no delay in capturing the perfect image.
Through Samsung’s innovative i-Function system, advanced camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture can be accessed with the touch of one button. For more experienced photographers, i-Function Plus lets users are able to reprogram existing buttons with their preferred and frequently used settings.
The new powerful TTL external flash with a Guide Number of 58 makes it simple to capture perfect shots, allowing light to travel further and wider. The high speed flash sync mode allows for flash with shutter speeds faster than 1/200th of a second, ideal for brightly lit scenes with selective depth of field. Additionally this new flash supports wireless strobe sync, bringing an added dimension to images with light that looks natural.
Price and Availability
Price TBD. Coming 2014.
NX30 Product Specifications
|Image Sensor||20.3 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor|
|Display||76.7mm (3.0-inch) Super AMOLED Swivel and Touch Display
FVGA (720×480) 1,037k dots
|View finder||Tiltable EVF w/Eye Contact Sensor, (tilting upward by 80 degrees)
XGA (1024×768) 2,359dots
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600|
|Image||JPEG (3:2)：20.0M (5472×3648), 10.1M (3888×2592), 5.9M (2976×1984),
2.0M (1728×1152), 5.0M (2736×1824): Burst mode only
JPEG (16:9)：16.9M (5472×3080), 7.8M (3712×2088), 4.9M (2944×1656),
JPEG (1:1)：13.3M (3648×3648), 7.0M (2640×2640), 4.0M (2000×2000),
RAW : 20.0M (5472×3648)
＊ 3D Image Size : MPO, JPEG (16:9) 4.1M (2688×1512), (16:9) 2.1M (1920×1080)
|Video||MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
1920×1080, 1920×810, 1280×720 , 640×480, 320×240(for Sharing)
|Value-added Features||Tag & Go (NFC/Wi-Fi) : Photo Beam, AutoShare, Remote View Finder Pro, Mobile Link|
|SMART Mode : Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone,
Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face, Multi-Exposure, Smart Jump Shot
|3D still image & video capturing|
|i-Function in Lens Priority Mode: i-Depth, i-Zoom (x1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 2.0), i-Contrast|
|Built-in Flash (Guide Number 11 at IOS100)|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||IEEE 802.11b/g/n support Dual Channel (SMART Camera 3.0)
SNS & Cloud (Dropbox, Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, YouTube)
Remote Viewfinder Pro
HomeSync (Available in selected regions)